I think if you gave every NBA player truth serum and asked them what motivated them more getting paid or winning, 80% would say straight cash homie.
Might be more than that.
I am sure they all want to win, but bottom line is it is a business and a lucrative one at that, so they are trying to cash out.
“Andrew’s a nice kid — I am not knocking him — but if I was 21 or 22 and signed a contract for $50 million, I might be affected by it, too. He’s not passionate about the game; that’s a great word. But he does like getting paid. So that’s where I think you can figure out what’s going on with him.”